Theatre, cinema and music

Why not catch a show or enjoy some live local music during your visit?

There are some great theatres, cinemas and live music venues in Derbyshire and the Peak District, where you can enjoy everything from local musicians to world-class productions.

One of the most famous, architecturally delightful and enchanting theatres in the Peak District is the Buxton Opera House, in the beautiful historic spa town of Buxton. One of the busiest and most exciting times to visit is during the annual Buxton International Festival of opera, music and books each July. The festival is complimented by one of the UK’s largest festival fringe with events happening all over town.

Chesterfield is also blessed with not one, but two theatres and venue spaces - the Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre. Both venues run busy programmes throughout the year.

For a movie night with a difference, there are a number of historic independent cinemas in the Peak District and Derbyshire, such as the Ritz Cinema in Belper and the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth. Live music can be found in abundance too, from the pubs of Glossop in the far north of the area to top perfomers in the city of Derby.

Operas, musicals, plays, music, stand-up comedy, children’s shows and pantomimes. You can find all kinds of performances and shows here in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

All Theatre, Cinema & Music Events


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Glossop Music Festival

Craig Ogden and Miloš Milivojević

Next event:6:30pm, 10th March 2023

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James Ketchell - It's All Mental

‘It’s All Mental’ is record-breaking aviator, adventurer and author James Ketchell’s second UK tour. The only person on the planet to have climbed…

Next event:12:00am, 17th April 2023

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Kenton Cool - Everest

Everest: The Untold Story Everest/Chomolungma has long captured the imagination of mountaineers and aspiring adventurers as the pinnacle of climbing:

Next event:7:30pm, 25th June 2023

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Rosa Festival

Located in the most idyllic locations the Peak District has to offer, Rosa Festival is a gathering of like-minded creatives aiming to bring people of…

Next event:2:00pm, 6th July 2023



Bloodstock Festival

The UK’s biggest independent metal festival held at the picturesque village of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire.

Next event:12:00pm, 10th August 2023

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The Darley Park Weekender

Back for August bank holiday 2023, The Darley Park Weekender will return. After it’s second successful year hosting three days of family…

Next event:12:00am, 25th August 2023

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The Darley Park Concert

Returning in 2023, join us for an evening of classical music and fireworks.

Next event:6:00pm, 27th August 2023

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